Tournament Time for WT Baseball, Softball Teams
West Texas A&M baseball and softball teams are busy preparing for postseason play.
For the second time in school history and first since 2013, the West Texas A&M baseball team will host the 2018 Lone Star Conference Baseball Championship at Wilder Park, May 10-12. The Buffs won their first outright LSC regular season title with a 3-1 series win at Angelo State last weekend to earn the right to host the championship.
The Buffs, ranked sixth nationally, finished the regular season with a school-record 38-11 mark overall and 20-4 in LSC play winning the regular season title by two games over Tarleton State. The single-elimination tournament begins on Thursday and concludes Saturday.
Following WT and Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Kingsville is the No. 3-seed, followed by Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico and UT Permian Basin.
Tournament play will begin on Thursday, May 10, with two games at 3 and 7 p.m. The top two seeds receive a first-round bye and will face Thursday’s winners on May 11. The tournament championship will be decided on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m.
The #10 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M will be making their sixth straight and eighth overall appearance in the NCAA Division II Softball Postseason this weekend as they head to San Angelo, Texas as the third seed in the South Central Region.
The Lady Buffs will take on sixth seeded Cameron while second seed and host Angelo State will battle with seventh seeded Colorado Christian at Mayer Field in San Angelo. The double-elimination event will begin on Thursday afternoon and run thru Saturday.
On the other side of the South Central Regional bracket, top seeded Colorado Mesa will play eighth seeded Rogers State while a pair of Lone Star Conference teams will battle in the other matchup with fourth seeded Texas A&M-Commerce and fifth seeded Tarleton State.